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Samsung working on its own round standalone smartwatch: Googlicious

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Googlicious: Samsung working on its own round standalone smartwatch

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Burger King offers smartphones your way, Android L could be Lemon Meringue Pie, and more round smartwatches are coming.

[MUSIC] What's up? Brian Tong here, and welcome to Googlicious. Google delicious is all the Google goodness that we can pack inside of a show. The smart watch talk isn't going away any time soon. After reports of the reliable Sam Mobile blog. Now we told you to get ready for this crazy month, I like to call Septechber and Sam Mobile expects Samsung to announce their smart watch called The Gear Solo. Along side of the Note 4 on September the third that will feature a sim card slot enabling it to make voice calls independently. Now on top of that everyone starting to realize that making a smart watch round face that actually looks like a traditional watch is the smart thing to do and Sam Mobile also reports Samsung. Currently has one under development of its own and is expected to make it known in a few more months. Especially since LG is already teasing their own Moto 360 killer with this trailer for what they're calling the G Watch R, their own rounded smart watch. That will be announced at IFA 2014 some time between the fifth and tenth of September. And those are just the watches we know about. So let's shift over to smartphones. And SamMobile also reports that Samsung is planning to introduce their A series of smartphones that follow in the footsteps of the Samsung Alpha. And its metallic design. After all the years of plastic Samsung is getting more attention for the Alpha's design than it ever has. And we're expecting to hear more in the next few weeks. Now HTC doesn't want you to forget about them. And according to a post from Chinese website Webo the big green machine is working on 64 bit smart phone with an 8 core processor. This teaser image was included with a post with the claim of a 64 bit phone on a two tone phone design. And again, this could be another product making some sort of appearance at Efa. Let's jump over to google news and we've heard as far back as last. Come on, that there was a Nexus phablet in the works, code named Shamu. The device is expected to have a 5.9 inch screen and a 1440 X 2560 screen resolution with a fingerprint sensor made by Motorola. Now, Phone Arena reports it will be launched as the Nexus X, with other rumored specs including a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon processor. And a thirteen megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization with a launch sometime around Halloween. Also, we know the next flavor of Android L is coming soon, and you can even download the dev preview right now. But there's still no official name. Well Android police believe it will be call lemon meringue pie after multiple sources in code and documentation list the release. As LMP. Now, before we just jump to conclusions, I can think of quiet a few other names that could go with LMP, such as lettuce, mango, pickle or loveable, my puppies! Oh, oh! Now, just a reminder, Android 4.4 was known as KLP,. And key lime pie internally but turned out to be Kit Kat. So don't be surprised if it ends up being little monkey poop And in an interesting behind the scenes move, Google is acquiring Gecko Design. A firm that helps develop and design products for other companies like Fit Bit, Sling Media, and Hewlett Packard. Gecko Design will be rolled into Google's ex. Slapped, the team responsible for Google glass, and the driverless car project. So, that's some pretty sweet stuff. But, we wrap up the show with something not so sweet, and just plain bizarre. Discovered by our own team at CNET, Burger King is offering free on contract smart phones for customers. Yes, the home of the flame broiled burger. The reality is that there's nothing really that special here. You still have to lock into a two year contract agreement. You can only do this online and you won't find the latest phones but you will find the Galaxy S3, S4, and HTC One M7. Now your encouraged to download the Burger King mobile app but you don't have to and check out is done through Amazon. Now don't worry your not the only one watching this with your hands in the air screaming WTF. The fast food giant recently changed its slogan from have it your way to be your way, which makes no sense. Like this smartphone promotion. Alright guys and gals, that's gonna do it for this week. You can email us at googlicious@cnet.com or tweet me @briantong. Thanks so much watching and we'll see you guys next time for some more of that Googlicious. [MUSIC] Septecber. You know what I'm saying? You've heard of it, right? Septecber. Get it?

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